For Immediate Release
Contact: Rob Grant, Communications Director
202.966.7300, Ext. 119
Anna Eisenberg, Communications Coordinator
202.966.7300, Ext. 154
Washington, D.C., September 2, 2011 - The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) announced today the availability of its latest free online program for Continuing Medical Education (CME) titled, "Challenges and Opportunities in ADHD: A Conversation with the Experts." The announcement of this program comes at the start of National ADHD Awareness Month.
AACAP President, Larry Greenhill, M.D., said, "AACAP has assembled the most articulate experienced clinician scientists to evaluate recent research data on the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, particularly the thorny controversies that arise in the delivery of evidenced-based psychosocial and psychopharmacological treatment. I am extremely proud to serve as chairperson of this remarkable AACAP video continuing medical education session on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."
This new activity, available online at www.aacap.org/cs/onlinecme, is a roundtable discussion led by a panel of experts that specifically addresses critical questions related to ADHD and provides the most current information on the disorder. This program is supported through educational grants from Eli Lilly and Company, and Shire Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Director of the Online CME Program on ADHD, Bennett Leventhal, M.D., said, "This program brings together master clinicians and cutting edge researchers to discuss the most challenging questions facing clinicians in the day-to-day management of patients with ADHD. It is a thoughtful program with solid, practical advice about complexities of treating patients and families facing ADHD, one of the most common clinical conditions for the practitioner. It is helpful for all clinicians at all levels of skill and training."
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The new program will provide AACAP members with CME credits to use toward the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology's (ABPN) Maintenance of Certification requirements.
For more information on this program or other AACAP Online CME Programs please contact CME@aacap.org.
Representing over 8,000 child and adolescent psychiatrists nationwide, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is the leading authority on children's mental health.
AACAP Members actively research, diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders affecting children, adolescents and their families. For more information please visit www.aacap.org.